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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #50 on: November 10, 2013, 10:11:02 PM »
I must admit Diogenes, I will be stealing this idea in the future...   ;D

Please do! ;)
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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #51 on: November 11, 2013, 09:07:11 AM »
If anything else drill out the cork to make a floating sleeve/cover for the ferro rod. 

Ohhh man.. I got a killer idea for a spark stick now to include a cork.

I once did a project from an article about tinder boxes.  Mine was more of a tube,  As shown below:






Now make that a bit less deep, put PJB or some other tinder in the tube, and fit a ferro rod to the other end.  Add a few pieces of fat wood to the lanyard, and  you got a snazzy fit kit. 
..just saying.         

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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #52 on: November 11, 2013, 10:37:33 AM »
That looks great JTD! Great addition to a fire kit.
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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #53 on: November 11, 2013, 10:42:48 AM »
Here is one I made last year with some desert ironwood and a copper lanyard tube.

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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #54 on: November 12, 2013, 06:18:38 PM »
That looks great JTD! Great addition to a fire kit.

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That desert ironwood has a nice grain pattern GH!   :thumbsup:

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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #55 on: November 14, 2013, 10:18:55 AM »
Here is one I made last year with some desert ironwood and a copper lanyard tube.


Nice one!
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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #56 on: November 14, 2013, 02:05:04 PM »
Just banged this one out real quick. I had a piece of scrap brass that already had a 1/4" hole in it, but I didn't leave enough room for a lanyard hole. This one is just supposed to ride in my pocket anyway.


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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #57 on: November 15, 2013, 11:05:13 AM »
If anything else drill out the cork to make a floating sleeve/cover for the ferro rod. 

Ohhh man.. I got a killer idea for a spark stick now to include a cork.




Now make that a bit less deep, put PJB or some other tinder in the tube, and fit a ferro rod to the other end.  Add a few pieces of fat wood to the lanyard, and  you got a snazzy fit kit. 
..just saying.         

The antler tube is a pretty neat bit of kit and with the addition of a Ferro Rod makes it an ingenious idea JTD!  way to think out side the box man!   :thumbsup:   :thumbsup:  Two thumbs up!   

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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #58 on: November 30, 2013, 09:00:45 AM »
It's the last day of November there's still some time to post your custom Ferro Rod handles, we've had some great ones posted thus far!

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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #59 on: November 30, 2013, 11:51:46 AM »

The antler tube is a pretty neat bit of kit and with the addition of a Ferro Rod makes it an ingenious idea JTD!  way to think out side the box man!   :thumbsup:   :thumbsup:  Two thumbs up!

Thanks man, but I didn't come up with it.  I read an article about antler boxes in The Backwoodsman Magizine.
Sadly I can't find that rag anywhere around where I live now..  :'(

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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #60 on: November 30, 2013, 01:47:10 PM »
Heres a lil firesteel/whistle I made for my son using deer antler for the handle. I also used leather dye to give it some color and accent the cross.
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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #61 on: November 30, 2013, 02:57:00 PM »
Very nice Woods Bexar!

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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #62 on: December 01, 2013, 08:02:32 AM »
A lot of great projects posted this month it really expanded my options next time I custom make a handle for my ferro rod.  Thanks again you guys for posting and participating this month, I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with next on month's projects!    :thumbsup:

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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #63 on: December 08, 2013, 02:52:57 PM »
Made this one last night.
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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #64 on: December 09, 2013, 02:58:11 PM »
Looks nice! I need to go ahead and make an antler handle one of these days.

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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #65 on: December 09, 2013, 10:14:55 PM »
 thanks PW,  here's one more I just finished.   My first time doing a stacked leather handle.
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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #66 on: December 09, 2013, 10:29:40 PM »
Very nice, on both counts, woods :thumbsup: :thumbsup:   
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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #67 on: December 10, 2013, 10:44:53 AM »
Made this one last night.


Nice antler handel, I don't think I have any small enough to make a handle like yours WB, I like the sheen on it as well is that BLO?

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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #68 on: December 10, 2013, 02:12:59 PM »
Made this one last night.


Nice antler handel, I don't think I have any small enough to make a handle like yours WB, I like the sheen on it as well is that BLO?
Thanks. I  actually used a l eather dye first,  then a coat of clear nail polish  to finish it off.
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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #69 on: January 02, 2014, 02:53:34 PM »
don't think i've seen a fatwood firesteel handle yet. so here goes





four firesteels i did up this week, hope they're received well.
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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #70 on: January 02, 2014, 03:02:37 PM »
That's a heckuva good idea......in a real emergency you could scrape a little 'spark-catching' dust off the handle with your knife to start your tinder on fire.  Excellent! :thumbsup:
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Re: Monthly Project - November 2013
« Reply #71 on: January 04, 2014, 04:28:42 PM »
That's a heckuva good idea......in a real emergency you could scrape a little 'spark-catching' dust off the handle with your knife to start your tinder on fire.  Excellent! :thumbsup:

Indeed, it's like the "bushy" version of a mag bar. Tinder and sparks in one.